You’ll never believe how easy it is to cut your own hair!
How To Cut Your Own Hair – A Tutorial…
My hair was starting to get really rough looking and the ends were getting fuzzy. My bangs were feeling really long and I knew it was that time again… time to get a hair cut. During the Spending Fast fancy haircuts at a salon were eliminated. My hairdresser was up for a trade at one point so I lucked out with that but mainly I made myself be okay with just doing without. Getting haircuts weren’t considered necessities to me and that was that. I grew my hair out long and that helped keep my hair maintenance costs down.
I entertained the idea of cutting my own hair (see this post) and just never got up the nerve to actually do it. Something about cutting my own hair felt really intimidating. No one wants to look too jacked up right? I thought that it could just end REALLY bad. Well, I finally got up the guts to do it yesterday! (all photos are by Aaron Jones)
I used this guide by Feye that I found online because the instructions were simple. No need to complicate things.
1. Brush all of your hair as straight as possible. I did a dry cut because I thought I would be able to see the results a little better if it was in real-time. (I heard that if you cut hair when it is wet it might be shorter then intended when it drys).
2. Part your hair in the middle and bring both sides forward. Put the hair from one side in a ponytail holder. Tilt your head back and re-brush your hair so the hairs are tidy. Grip the hair with your index and middle finger and don’t let your hair move in between your fingers. The scissors will be in your other hand.
3. Start clipping. I went for approx. 2 inches.
4. Follow step 2 for the other side.
5. If you don’t want a “V” shape in your hair (I didn’t) then put your hair into a ponytail at the base of your neck and pull the ponytail holder to the end of your hair. Then, simply clip off the little point that is there. If you do want the “V” then just skip this step!
Since I have bangs and since I like to have them be little and asymmetrical I didn’t feel like I could mess my bangs up too much. I started clipping away and tried to make them look decent.
After you do the above steps go in and see if there are any weirdly long hairs that need to be trimmed. If so, cut away.
Now, the ends of my hair feel silky again and not ragged and scraggly like before. After doing the cut I think I definitely lucked out by doing a long haircut since it turned out to be pretty easy. I think something like a bob or pixie haircut would be a lot trickier. Maybe next time I’ll do a more drastic cut! That would be fun.
If you have kids in your family this would be a great money-saving tip. Give those little ones a homemade haircut too!
Let’s look at a side-by-side comparison:
Have you cut your own hair before? Got any tips?